CD Projekt RED has kept us waiting for a long time, now the time has finally come and we can see the first scenes from the next-gen upgrade of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There was also a ton of hot info about Geralt’s makeover in an accompanying presentation.
Hard times lie behind fans of Geralt, after the postponement of the next-gen upgrade of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt it was not clear for a long time when it would come. With December 14th, the developers of CD Projekt RED finally confirmed the release date a few days ago and now, as promised, they have finally released a trailer that shows the Complete Edition in all its glory.
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The video release was accompanied by a 30-minute live stream in which the features for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S were discussed in more detail. In addition to well-known improvements such as faster loading times, ray tracing and mod support, you can look forward to many other upgrades that should even lure veterans in front of the screen again.
The DualSense controller of the PS5 is supported, haptic feedback and adaptive controllers are promised. Thanks to cross-progression, you can move the saves between versions, but of course it still has to be shown what is compatible with which version. Other Quality of Life fixes include a customizable map, configurable subtitle sizes, and quick cast. The latter saves you the detour via the radial menu and works the witcher magic directly via the trigger keys and buttons.
On the technical side, there is the usual choice between two graphics modes – but fortunately only on the Series S. Here you can choose between 30 and 60 frames per second, the lower frame rate brings more details as expected. PC gamers are happy about FSR 2.1 or DLSS 3. Incidentally, AMD’s scaling technology is also used in the consoles due to the built-in hardware.
So these are good times to be a Witcher fan. In addition to the upgrade, the developers have a few more projects in the pipeline based on the brand. On the one hand, there is the new part of the series, and apart from Geralt’s saga, a completely new trilogy is planned. And then there is the remake of the first part.